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, this was the kardashian of national security. >> that's not a good thing, pal. >> wrong metric. that was the kardashian impression in the worst way. it was to try to get eyeballs and sensationalize the story and good tv and good entertainment is not the same as good information. this was not a high-point political coverage. this was inhead of the cia and the fallout, the next man the supreme ally and this is a big story. >> let's have a little perspective. nobody is saying because david petraeus had to resign as head of the cia and general john allen was dragged into it and interesting story on every human level. no one is saying it wasn't an important story or it shouldn't be covered. it was two weeks, we dressed it up with, oh, this is about national security, no, this is about privacy technology. >> what everybody cared about the head of the cia couldn't figure out how to send e-mails to his mistress and had to do it on a g-mail account. come on! >> every website you go to, even the most serious websites will have that column on the right, right. with who is, you know, jennifer an
for this. rapper kanye west and his girlfriend kim kardashian are expecting a baby. a clearly proud papa to be announced the news last night during a concert in atlantic city. it's believed kim is about 12 weeks pregnant. she married nba player chris humphries in august of 2011. that divorce is not yet final. >>> wall street anxiously watching the fiscal cliff finale along with the rest of us. cnbc's mary thompson is live at the new york stock exchange with what's moving your money. tough week for stocks last week, mary. what are investors looking for today? >> it looks like a slightly more optimistic tone in the markets this morning, chris. the major averages higher across the board as the number of headlines suggest that progress is being made on perhaps a band-aid or smaller deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. that is giving investors some hope today after what you mentioned was a very difficult week last week. we had five straight sessions of losses for the major indices. as basically the realization started to grow we aren't going to reach any kind of grand bargain. i think if you
say a how outrageous it is news is covering so much of some scandal involving the kardashians or something, and then every recount to me in graphic detail every single thing. [laughter] and it's clear to me they invested a fair amount of time and effort and i want is a just turn it off. you don't have to listen to it. we all share in the shaping of where our news is heading. it lies in our power to head in the right direction. i, too, and the daily watcher of abc. two things. i really like the series that you are doing on made in the u.s.a. i like that a lot. and the other is a question. this year hbo came out with a show in the newsroom with jane fonda. how's that program been an instructive to the regular networks? >> say the last question again. >> instructive. i want to know your opinion. >> the made in america was my time to thank you very much but i think that was diane sawyer in large part, so the credit should go to her. so i'm delighted that you like that. newsroom, i have watched it, and i find it very entertaining. a lot of fun. i think it's a very successful for hbo.
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